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Sunday Pleasure | Making Mixtapes

One of the trends and best things about high school days in the 90’s is the cassette tape. I remember how I used to make mixtapes, I would call a radio station to request for songs and waited for it to be played. I would be pissed when the DJ would start speaking on air without waiting for the song to fade. There is just something special about selecting the songs you thought were good enough to be on the tape and thinking what song would go next.

Today I made one for Mel, not with the old school Sony 90 minute cassette tape but with a blank CD which is more available in stores. It is filled with songs we longed to be ours for years now as we marked the 7-year milestone of being together. We definitely grew up living and breathing cassette tapes. It will always have a special place in our heart.

On our first few months of being girlfriend/boyfriend, he had made me listen to his mix tape full of songs he thought I had never heard before. He was thinking aside from the music my band and I played I only listened to what’s on the radio, Paramore, Fall Out Boys, Panic at the disco and the like. His mix has tracks of STP, Live, Alice and Chains, Candlebox and Hole and Oasis, which mostly I have been listening to ever since I was 7 with the influence of my older cousins whom he shares the same age.

I used to make mix tapes for everyone I knew. I would carefully select each track, and even the order they were in always had meaning with doodles and stickers and writing all over on the packaging. I’m glad I made one today.

Sunday Pleasure | Making Mixtapes

One of the trends and best things about high school days in the 90’s is the cassette tape. I remember how I used to make mixtapes, I would call a radio station to request for songs and waited for it to be played. I would be pissed when the DJ would start speaking on air without waiting for the song to fade. There is just something special about selecting the songs you thought were good enough to be on the tape and thinking what song would go next.

Today I made one for Mel, not with the old school Sony 90 minute cassette tape but with a blank CD which is more available in stores. It is filled with songs we longed to be ours for years now as we marked the 7-year milestone of being together. We definitely grew up living and breathing cassette tapes. It will always have a special place in our heart.

On our first few months of being girlfriend/boyfriend, he had made me listen to his mix tape full of songs he thought I had never heard before. He was thinking aside from the music my band and I played I only listened to what’s on the radio, Paramore, Fall Out Boys, Panic at the disco and the like. His mix has tracks of STP, Live, Alice and Chains, Candlebox and Hole and Oasis, which mostly I have been listening to ever since I was 7 with the influence of my older cousins whom he shares the same age.

I used to make mix tapes for everyone I knew. I would carefully select each track, and even the order they were in always had meaning with doodles and stickers and writing all over on the packaging. I’m glad I made one today.

Source:chasingrv

Travel Tips & Reminders

Do research. With the availability of internet, try to learn in advance the destination you are going to. Read reviews about that certain place, check the weather condition. Read up on what to do and where to go.

Leave your emotional baggage behind. Don’t go when your heart is heavy because uncomfortable trips aren’t fun. Drop what’s weighing you down and paining you. Disappointments and fear wont really help you appreciate the whole experience of traveling. Stop worrying about the future or doweling on the past, just focus on the present.

Travel light. Don’t carry too much stuff around! Bring a backpack instead of a luggage. Wear the lightest and comfortable clothes. Make sure you know exactly the stuff that you brought.

Go for ordinary public transport. It’s okay to get lost, it’s another way of getting to know a place and meeting different new people.

Drop that fancy hotel. Travel for me is different from vacation. Go for the cheap yet nice transient, hostel or maybe a tent.

Talk to the locals. They know the best places to get cheap and great food, the best experiences to try and the best places to stay.

Be mindful of the other travelers. Follow rules like falling in line. Make conversation with fellow travelers and take advantage of the learning opportunity. 

Blend in. Learn to adapt to your surroundings and be more flexible. Act like a local, and stop being a whining tourist.

Buy locally produced goods. Support local delicacies or handmade souvenirs. You’re there to explore and take advantage of everything you can try. At the same time it’s another way of helping locals to get income.

Take snaps and don’t forget to live the moment. Taking pictures of famous landmarks is good if you’re making a documentary of your trip, but don’t be that annoying person running around, making sure they are capturing *everything*, instead of just living in the moment. In the first place, you travel to experience and not to take pictures.

Travel Tips & Reminders

Do research. With the availability of internet, try to learn in advance the destination you are going to. Read reviews about that certain place, check the weather condition. Read up on what to do and where to go.

Leave your emotional baggage behind. Don’t go when your heart is heavy because uncomfortable trips aren’t fun. Drop what’s weighing you down and paining you. Disappointments and fear wont really help you appreciate the whole experience of traveling. Stop worrying about the future or doweling on the past, just focus on the present.

Travel light. Don’t carry too much stuff around! Bring a backpack instead of a luggage. Wear the lightest and comfortable clothes. Make sure you know exactly the stuff that you brought.

Go for ordinary public transport. It’s okay to get lost, it’s another way of getting to know a place and meeting different new people.

Drop that fancy hotel. Travel for me is different from vacation. Go for the cheap yet nice transient, hostel or maybe a tent.

Talk to the locals. They know the best places to get cheap and great food, the best experiences to try and the best places to stay.

Be mindful of the other travelers. Follow rules like falling in line. Make conversation with fellow travelers and take advantage of the learning opportunity. 

Blend in. Learn to adapt to your surroundings and be more flexible. Act like a local, and stop being a whining tourist.

Buy locally produced goods. Support local delicacies or handmade souvenirs. You’re there to explore and take advantage of everything you can try. At the same time it’s another way of helping locals to get income.

Take snaps and don’t forget to live the moment. Taking pictures of famous landmarks is good if you’re making a documentary of your trip, but don’t be that annoying person running around, making sure they are capturing *everything*, instead of just living in the moment. In the first place, you travel to experience and not to take pictures.

Source:chasingrv

Kitchen Adventure: Easy Sweet Spaghetti with Meaty Sauce

My today’s Kitchen Adventure is a little treat for the child within me. Instead of going to the kiddie party I was invited to attend, I spent the gloomy afternoon cooking a meaty spaghetti for myself. Making food does not always necessary have to be extravagant, so here's to share with you this easy to make and even easier to devour multi-tasked dish with a homemade taste close to every Filipino’s heart.

1.) To cook the pasta, I would suggest to just follow the package directions accordingly. 2.) In a large pot, combine the ground meat, salt, sugar, oregano, pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and slices of hotdog. Simmer at a low heat setting for 40 minutes, Stir occasionally. 3.) After draining the pasta, serve the sauce over spaghetti.

Kitchen Adventure: Easy Sweet Spaghetti with Meaty Sauce

My today’s Kitchen Adventure is a little treat for the child within me. Instead of going to the kiddie party I was invited to attend, I spent the gloomy afternoon cooking a meaty spaghetti for myself. Making food does not always necessary have to be extravagant, so here's to share with you this easy to make and even easier to devour multi-tasked dish with a homemade taste close to every Filipino’s heart.

1.) To cook the pasta, I would suggest to just follow the package directions accordingly. 2.) In a large pot, combine the ground meat, salt, sugar, oregano, pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and slices of hotdog. Simmer at a low heat setting for 40 minutes, Stir occasionally. 3.) After draining the pasta, serve the sauce over spaghetti.

Source:chasingrv

3 Online Quizzes to Fuel Your Wanderlust

I am spending the remaining days of being unemployed answering Buzzfeed’s online quizzes. It is generally what’s keeping me company the past days. Although my internet habit has begun to become some sort of extender, to fill in the gaps of my life wherein I feel like I’m not doing anything, I find it so entertaining, mostly because I’m taking quizzes about travel. My dream of living in different places has not gone away.

Aside from going around every provinces and cities in the Philippines, I have this long-term goal to travel the world that I carry around with me. I used to keep that dream on silent mode and not to talk about that more often because I don’t have the monetary to do it for now yet. You see my bucket list, I don’t have that there. I keep that on my own for so long now until the Big Blog Exchange came and started.

I love changes more than permanence, that is why I travel often. I feel a profound need to go somewhere, to externally and internally find transformation and newness. I had that need since I moved out from home. My heart and mind are still battling if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but what is for sure is I am learning something about myself in every opportunity of going somewhere. Travel broadens my views on humanity, religious outlook and it helps me see the world differently.

Of course, like any other participant in the BigblogX, I hope and wish to be given a chance to roam at least the other part of the earth.

I would also like to take this chance to thank everyone who voted already. Thank you for trusting and believing in me. I hope you will continue to support and vote for me on this journey.

Anyway, along with the results I got from my own takes, here are the online quizzes for you guys that I wish would feed your interest to travel more.

1. Where In The North Should You Actually Live?

I was a tad surprised to get Blackpool. It is actually somewhere I am not really familiar with. But that is something makes it more interesting to me. I like going to places I’ve never heard of, places that no one from people I know have been to.

2. Which South American Country Do You Actually Belong In?

I got Brazil for this quiz, with a description that I love to party and I know how to have a good time which I am not quite sure if that description defines me because I have actually no love for party. LOL Nevertheless. to set foot Brazil, is a hell yes!

3. Where Should You Spend A Year Abroad?

I got Paris! Who would say no? Almost every girl I know here on Tumblr hopes to visit Paris. Movies and books always portray it as one of the most romantic cities in the world, and who doesn’t like to visit it? Scenarios start playing in my head now: I am in Paris taking a stroll along the Rive Seine, munching French macaroons from Laduree, taking photos of the city, smelling the flowers and air, and exploring the Eiffel Tower. Such a great place to find inspiration.

How was the quizzes, guys? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Share with me your results. I’d love to hear how’s that to you!

3 Online Quizzes to Fuel Your Wanderlust

I am spending the remaining days of being unemployed answering Buzzfeed’s online quizzes. It is generally what’s keeping me company the past days. Although my internet habit has begun to become some sort of extender, to fill in the gaps of my life wherein I feel like I’m not doing anything, I find it so entertaining, mostly because I’m taking quizzes about travel. My dream of living in different places has not gone away.

Aside from going around every provinces and cities in the Philippines, I have this long-term goal to travel the world that I carry around with me. I used to keep that dream on silent mode and not to talk about that more often because I don’t have the monetary to do it for now yet. You see my bucket list, I don’t have that there. I keep that on my own for so long now until the Big Blog Exchange came and started.

I love changes more than permanence, that is why I travel often. I feel a profound need to go somewhere, to externally and internally find transformation and newness. I had that need since I moved out from home. My heart and mind are still battling if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but what is for sure is I am learning something about myself in every opportunity of going somewhere. Travel broadens my views on humanity, religious outlook and it helps me see the world differently.

Of course, like any other participant in the BigblogX, I hope and wish to be given a chance to roam at least the other part of the earth.

I would also like to take this chance to thank everyone who voted already. Thank you for trusting and believing in me. I hope you will continue to support and vote for me on this journey.

Anyway, along with the results I got from my own takes, here are the online quizzes for you guys that I wish would feed your interest to travel more.

1. Where In The North Should You Actually Live?

I was a tad surprised to get Blackpool. It is actually somewhere I am not really familiar with. But that is something makes it more interesting to me. I like going to places I’ve never heard of, places that no one from people I know have been to.

2. Which South American Country Do You Actually Belong In?

I got Brazil for this quiz, with a description that I love to party and I know how to have a good time which I am not quite sure if that description defines me because I have actually no love for party. LOL Nevertheless. to set foot Brazil, is a hell yes!

3. Where Should You Spend A Year Abroad?

I got Paris! Who would say no? Almost every girl I know here on Tumblr hopes to visit Paris. Movies and books always portray it as one of the most romantic cities in the world, and who doesn’t like to visit it? Scenarios start playing in my head now: I am in Paris taking a stroll along the Rive Seine, munching French macaroons from Laduree, taking photos of the city, smelling the flowers and air, and exploring the Eiffel Tower. Such a great place to find inspiration.

How was the quizzes, guys? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Share with me your results. I’d love to hear how’s that to you!

Source:chasingrv

Bloggers & Places I Fell In Love With Because Of BigblogX

I’ve been reading through some blogs in the Big Blog Exchange Portal lots lately. I’ve caught up some interesting blogs that I personally believe worth to read and of course worth to support and vote on the Big Blog Exchange. If given a chance to make it on the BigblogX I would love to swap countries/blogs to any of these 3 amazing bloggers.

Samantha Hussey. She’s one of the bloggers I personally get in touch with ever since BBE started. She’s a travel blogger living in Prague, Czech Republic. Browsing her blog made me realized how pretty Prague is. It is indeed one of Europe’s most charming and beautiful cities.

Samantha is a passionate writer and photographer, and runs The Wandering Wanderluster.

Daniele Oliveira. Although her blog is written in her native language, her photographs are exceptional enough to fall in love more with Brazil.

I am always full of energy, which will come in handy in Carnival-crazy Brazil. It is one of the countries that is in the top five of my travel bucket list. One of my dreams has always been visiting Rio De Janeiro. Getting to ride on a helicopter to see the city from the top and take an aerial shot of Cristo Redentore would definitely be a dream come true.

Daniele Oliveira is behind Viagem Criativa that means creative journey. 

Brigid Prinsloo. I feel tha she is my kindred-spirit. We share the same interest like promoting our countries. She seems so in love with her homeland just like me and I can totally relate! Aside from that, she’s from Cape Town! And yes, Cape Town is on top of my travel list.

I remember this fancy online quiz: “What City Should You Actually Live In?” that I took way before. I got Cape Town with a description that I’m an avid adventurer and always looking for the most unconventional way to do things. I wasn’t convinced so I took the quiz the second time with my very best and sincere answers. I got Cape Town once more, and I was like, “Where the heck is that?” So I did a research and fell in love with it in an instant. South Africa is beautiful, I couldn’t say more.

Brigid Prinsloo runs the blog made with love about the three things she loves the most: Cape Town, Tech, Travel called called Becoming the B Boss.

I hope you guys can help me send to one of these places. Just visit my profile, click the vote for me button, then validate your vote via your email. Thank you.

Bloggers & Places I Fell In Love With Because Of BigblogX

I’ve been reading through some blogs in the Big Blog Exchange Portal lots lately. I’ve caught up some interesting blogs that I personally believe worth to read and of course worth to support and vote on the Big Blog Exchange. If given a chance to make it on the BigblogX I would love to swap countries/blogs to any of these 3 amazing bloggers.

Samantha Hussey. She’s one of the bloggers I personally get in touch with ever since BBE started. She’s a travel blogger living in Prague, Czech Republic. Browsing her blog made me realized how pretty Prague is. It is indeed one of Europe’s most charming and beautiful cities.

Samantha is a passionate writer and photographer, and runs The Wandering Wanderluster.

Daniele Oliveira. Although her blog is written in her native language, her photographs are exceptional enough to fall in love more with Brazil.

I am always full of energy, which will come in handy in Carnival-crazy Brazil. It is one of the countries that is in the top five of my travel bucket list. One of my dreams has always been visiting Rio De Janeiro. Getting to ride on a helicopter to see the city from the top and take an aerial shot of Cristo Redentore would definitely be a dream come true.

Daniele Oliveira is behind Viagem Criativa that means creative journey. 

Brigid Prinsloo. I feel tha she is my kindred-spirit. We share the same interest like promoting our countries. She seems so in love with her homeland just like me and I can totally relate! Aside from that, she’s from Cape Town! And yes, Cape Town is on top of my travel list.

I remember this fancy online quiz: “What City Should You Actually Live In?” that I took way before. I got Cape Town with a description that I’m an avid adventurer and always looking for the most unconventional way to do things. I wasn’t convinced so I took the quiz the second time with my very best and sincere answers. I got Cape Town once more, and I was like, “Where the heck is that?” So I did a research and fell in love with it in an instant. South Africa is beautiful, I couldn’t say more.

Brigid Prinsloo runs the blog made with love about the three things she loves the most: Cape Town, Tech, Travel called called Becoming the B Boss.

I hope you guys can help me send to one of these places. Just visit my profile, click the vote for me button, then validate your vote via your email. Thank you.

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